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Volume 81, No. 7 




New E.A.T. initiative is working 
with Metz to enhance the dining 
experience for students. 

Page 4 


Students share their do's and 
don'ts of fall fashion. 

Page 6 


Staff writer Marie Gorman 
previews Wig and Buckle's fall 
musical, Chess. 

Page 5 






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Metz Marks Down C- Store Items 


Melissa Pavone '14 

Staff Writer 

The Dutchmen Den, 
otherwise known as the C-Store, 
has lowered its prices on the top 
ten items sold in the store. In 
its September 11 issue, La Vie 
Collegienne had reported that the 
prices of several C-Store items 
were marked up considerably 
compared to the same items 
sold at area supermarkets and 
convenience stores. 

Pringles, previously $2.69, 
now cost $2.25 at the C-Store. 
Turkey Hill sells the item for 
$2.29 and Sheetz prices it at 

Turkey Hill drinks at the 
C-Store are now being sold for 
less than what Turkey Hill sells 
them for. The C-stores price 
See C-STORE | Page 3 

Melissa Pavone '14 / LA VIE 

Dr. MacDonald Appointed to PT Criteria Revision Group 

Marie Gorman '17 

Staff Writer 

In 2002, Lebanon Valley 
College was denied initial 
accreditation for its Doctor 
of Physical Therapy program, 
and faced a potential crisis if 
the program was unable to be 
accredited. Through the hard 
work of LVC President Emeritus 
Stephen MacDonald, however, 
the Colleges candidacy for 
accreditation was accepted 
in 2003, and on November 9, 
2011, the Physical Therapy 
program received reaffirmation 
of full accreditation from the 
nationally-based Commission 
on Accreditation in Physical 
Therapy Education (CAPTE). 

The College has since received 
numerous national accolades 
for the program, a nearly 

unprecedented accomplishment 
for a liberal arts college. 

MacDonald has no formal 
background as a physical 
therapist (his Ph. D is in modern 
European history), yet as Dean 

Lebanon Valley College on / LA VIE 
and Vice President of Academic 
Affairs, he worked closely with 
the faculty of the Physical 
Therapy department to help 

See MACDONALD | Page 3 


^^^^^ October 23, 2013 

How Online 
Learning Could 
Affect LVC 

Carter peters '16 


Jeff Dickens '15 

Contributing Writer 

Online learning is the future 
of education. While students 
may be unaware of its various 
forms, it is already present in 
eduation and is becoming more 

Blackboard, for example, is 
an online learning tool already 
in use at LVC. Gregory Buckley, 
Associate Dean of Graduate 
Studies & Continuing Education, 
says, "There are many faculty 
members that use Blackboard 
as part of their traditional face- 
to-face course. Students get 
the 'lecture' material outside of 
class, and then the classroom 
time is focused on active, applied 
learning. In some cases, online 
activities satisfy the definition of 
'instructional equivalency' and 
replace classroom meetings. 

"LVC has not had any fully 
online courses yet, but that will 
begin to change next spring." 

Liam Galiano '16 says that he 
prefers the face-to-face style of 
learning LVC offers because of 
its small class sizes. The small 
school atmosphere at LVC is 
perfect for fostering one-on- 
one communication between 
professors and students. 

Commuter Jay Zimmerman 
'15 says, "I have work and class 
every day and I have to drive to 
and from both, so I have very 
little time to do anything else." 
Students like Jay believe they 
would save money and be able to 
See LEARN ONLINE | Page 2 


2 La Vie Collegienne October 23, 2013 


Learn Online: Its advantages, effects on traditional education 

Continued from Page 1 

fit education into their schedules 
more easily from if fully online 
courses were implemented. 

Students seem to agree 
that there is some value to the 
traditional classroom style 
learning; but that online classes 
would provide a valuable service 
for several reasons. 

One option for online 
learning that has grown in 
popularity since the early 1990s 
is the MOOC, or Massive Open 
Online Course. According 
to an article in The New York 
Times, MOOCs had not offered 
any credit for completion until 
January 2013 when a for-profit 
company called Udacity released 
such a course. Before then, 
MOOCS only offered a grade 
and acknowledgement 
of completion. 

Udacity also works 
with Georgia Tech 
to provide a masters 
program in computer 
science for the low price 
of $7,000, compared to 
the $40,000 it would 
cost for an identical 
degree in a traditional 
classroom setting. 

Are students paying 
the difference simply 
for the supposed luxury 
of being taught by a professor? 

According to Buckley, LVC 
could implement online learning 
effectively in the future by 
offering online courses during 
the summer for undergraduates 
and during the semester for 
graduate students and non- 
traditional adult students, and 
these changes are on the docket 
for the extremely near future. 

Graduate and non-traditional 
adult students may benefit from 
fully online courses because of 
the flexibility in time and place 
they offer. These students can 
take the classroom wherever 
they go by simply bringing their 
laptop along. For most of them, 
this is a necessity when juggling 
work, family and education. 

Buckley says that by Spring 
2014 "each of our part-time 
graduate programs - Master 
of Music Education, Master of 
Science Education, and Master 
of Business Administration - 

will offer one class completely 
online." He also adds that 
undergraduate online options 
for the summer are currently 
being explored. 

An e-mail was sent out to all 
LVC students regarding a survey 
about online summer courses 
from Buckley, attempting to get 
feedback from students on what 
summer courses students would 
be interested in taking. The 
aim of this survey is to "provide 
students an opportunity to take 
high quality online courses 
with LVC faculty in the summer 
term/' says Buckley. 

By offering more classes 
without needing additional 
professors, housing, or 
classrooms, the College would 
provide more educational / LA VIE 

opportunity while maintaining 
reasonable overhead costs. This 
gives schools a great financial 

Implementing online learning 
would also increase faculty 
productivity by allowing, for 
example, a single professor to 
teach three traditional classes 
and two online courses. This 
would enable LVC to offer the 
classes at a low cost to students 
by increasing the professors 
productivity without increasing 
the financial input required. 

Eagle County School District 
in Colorado recently cut three 
language teaching positions in 
a budget cut, replacing these 
positions with online courses. 
These cuts happened on May 12, 
2012 in the middle of Teacher 
Appreciation Week and were the 
source of much anger, according 
to Vail Daily. 

One of the teachers that 
was laid off, Nancy Bujnowski, 

a French, German, English, 
Chinese, and ESL teacher at 
Eagle Valley High School, was 
just four years from retirement 
when she was told that she was 
being replaced by Aventa, an 
online language instruction 
program. Aventa costs students 
a total of $600 for the year, a 
staggeringly cheap price for a 
year of instruction in a foreign 

A concern among professors 
may arise when the subject 
matter being transmitted is less 
technical, and more fact-based, 
therefore being more easily 
transmitted over the Internet. 

Dr. Dale Summers, professor 
of Education, says, "I try to be 
the best professor that I can 
every class that I teach. That is 
my concern, as that is 
within my control. To 
be replaced by online 
courses is not within 
my control, so I do not 
spend time with this 
issue worrying about it." 

Karen Walker, 
associate professor of 
Education and director 
of Secondary Education, 
recognizes the changes 
that online learning 
will bring. "Professors 
will still need to set up 
the courses and respond to the 
students and to their work," she 
says. "Does teaching an online 
class scare me? Yes, it does, in 
that its new and unfamiliar 
territory for me." 

Walker also says that teachers 
will have to learn to use these new 
teaching styles effectively, and 
that the methods of education 
change, so too must the teachers, 
lest they be left behind. 

How does online learning 
impact education quality? 

In a study conducted by 
Stanford Research Institute, 
online learning was compared 
to conventional education by 
testing students exposed to 
both styles. Barbara Means, 
the director at SRI, says, "The 
study's major significance lies 
in demonstrating that online 
learning today is not just better 
than nothing - it actually tends 
to be better than conventional 

All information courtesy of the LVC Department of Public Safety 


10-16-13 | NeidigGarber 

Student urinated on bathroom floor. 

10-16-13 | Mund 

La Vie office was unlocked after midnight; nothing was stolen or damaged. 
10-16-13 | Mary Green 

A warm hair dryer and hair straightener set off fire alarm. 
10-16-13 | Zimmerman Hall 

iPhone left at a lecture was found; phone is being stored in a small safe until 

10-16-13 | Blair 

Uninvited book solicitor was in classroom. 

10-19-13 | Lynch 

Restroom was damaged. 

Please report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at x61 11. 

Corrections & Clarifications 

It is our continuing goal to provide readers with complete and ac- 
curate information. To that end, we welcome and encourage noti- 
fication of any mistakes. Readers who wish to submit corrections 
should send an email to lavie(o), subject line: Corrections. 

David Brooks, a columnist 
for The New York Times, argues 
in "The Campus Tsunami", that 
"American higher education 
must deal with online education, 
embracing it as a tool to 
transmit inexpensive and global 
knowledge." He also thinks 
that online education can 
move learning towards higher 
level thinking, rather than just 
transmitting more information. 

Online learning, according 
to Brooks' column, can give 
millions of people access to the 
worlds best teachers without 
having to physically interact with 
them, which would be costly and 
impossible without the use of 
online tools. 

Dr. Lou Manza, head of the 
Psychology department at LVC, 
recalls what one of his colleagues 
told him in 1995, the first year he 
was a professor. "All professors 
will lose their jobs within the 
next 10 years," the colleague had 
said, implying that all learning 
will take place outside of the 
classroom in the future. 

While professors are still 
working 18 years later in 2013, 
online learning is the way of the 
future. Whether professors are 
still an integral part of it or not 
remains to be seen. 



La Vie Collegienne October 23, 2013 3 


C-Store: Metz charges less for certain items than Turkey Hill and Sheetz, provides student discounts 

Continued from Page 1 

is $1.25; while Turkey Hill's 
is $1.29. Sheetz does not sell 
Turkey Hill products. 

Combos are now priced at 
$2.55 at the C-store, whereas 
Turkey Hill sells them for $2.69 
and Sheetz prices them at $2.59. 

The other items that have 
been marked down include 
candy, gum, Pop Tarts, Theatre 
Candy, Jack Links, Power Bars, 
and Chex Mix. 

"We're here. We're listening," 
Bill Allman, General Manager 
of Metz Culinary Management, 
says. "It's key that we can 
compete with Turkey Hill and 

In comparison to Turkey Hill 
and Sheetz, Allman and Landis 
Brown, Retail Manager, point 
out that the C-Store provides 
values and discounts that other 
convenience stores do not. 
For example, by purchasing a 
reusable bag, students receive 
a 10 percent discount off 
anything in the store, including 
freshly made food and items on 
special. In addition, inside the 
reusable bag is a coupon book 
that rewards students with over 
$20 in coupons. These coupons 
are good through the entire 
semester and even if coupons 

Melissa Pavone '14/ LA VIE 


In order to better compete with Turkey Hill and Sheetz and provide students with better discounts, Bill Allman, 
General Manager of Metz, and Landis Brown, Retail Manager, have worked to mark down prices on the top ten 
items sold at the C-Store. Above, large Jack Links are sold at the C-Store for four cents less than at Turkey Hill and 
24 cents less than at Sheetz. Other products that have been marked down at the C-Store include Pringles, Theater 
Candy, and Pop Tarts. 

have expired, Brown says they 
will still be accepted at the 

The C-Store also provides 
"Dutchmen Den Specials." Every 
day a new special is featured. 
For example, the special on 
Wednesdays is "Hump Day 
Hero," where students can buy 
any 12-inch hero and get a $0.99 
bag of chips free. 

Weekly specials are also 
featured, and Brown asks that 

all students become friends with 
the Metz Culinary at LVC group 
on Facebook. Coupons will be 
being added to the Facebook 
page in the near future. 

The Metz Culinary at LVC 
Facebook page is also a great 
resource for students to see the 
upcoming features and specials. 
It is updated on a daily basis and 
also posts special events and 
contests for students with some 
great prizes. 

According to the Metz's 
Facebook page, on October 15, 
three students won additional 
flex dollars for their completion 
of the Oktoberfest Fall Food 
Show survey. 

Faith Viray '17 was the 
grand prize winner of $500 in 
flex dollars, Kory Lopata '15 
was the second prize winner of 
$300 in flex dollars, and Adrian 
Rodriguez ' 14 was the third place 
winner of $200 in flex dollars. 

"Up for Grabs" items are 
another way that Allman and 
Brown provide options for the 
students. These "Up for Grabs" 
items are made fresh daily, and 
they can vary from day to day. 
Some of the "Up for Grabs" 
that have been featured are 
wings, macaroni and cheese, 
and manicotti. There are also 
fresh fruit cups, salads, and 
sandwiches. These can be 
purchased at both the C-Store 
and the Intermetzo. 

Bringing value and enjoyment 
of the Metz experience is a 
priority for both Allman and 
Brown. They continue in their 
efforts to work for the students. 
"We are here to serve you guys," 
Brown says. 

Bill Allman can be reached at 
allman(o) Landis Brown 
can be reached at lanbrown(o)lvc. 
edu. For more information on 
dining services available, visit 
https:/ / 
services/ or Metzs Facebook 
page at https ://www.facebook. 



MacDonald: Former president helping national group to simplify physical therapy accreditation process 

Continued from Page 1 

the Physical Therapy program 
gain accreditation. As a part of 
his work with the department, 
MacDonald wrote a number of 
documents for submission. 

MacDonald's work led to 
his appointment as a CAPTE 
commissioner from 2007 to 
2011, which has provided him 
with the opportunity to travel 
the country and review the 
physical therapy programs of 
several prestigious universities 
as part of a larger team. His 
work as commissioner, along 
with his previous role in the 
LVC Physical Therapy program s 
accreditation, contributed to 
his most recent appointment 
by CAPTE as a member of a 
10-person Criteria Revision 
Group (CRG). This group 
seeks to propose modifications 
to the national standard for 
accreditation in physical therapy 
and physical therapy assistant 

programs throughout the United 

Physical therapy programs, 
like the one provided at LVC, 
enroll students in a six or seven 
year program, whereas a physical 
therapy assistant program, 
which are commonly provided 
at community colleges, requires 
only two years of schooling. Upon 
completion of the program, a 
physical therapy student receives 
a doctorate; however, a student 
in the physical therapy assistant 
program receives an associates' 

The focus of the proposed 
modifications presented by the 
Criteria Revision Group is to 
simplify the arduous process 
of accreditation through the 
alteration of some of the more 
bureaucratic elements. In order 
to gain accreditation, a college 
or university must first complete 
a preliminary self-study of its 
physical therapy or physical 

therapy assistant program, 
which will be submitted to 
CAPTE for review. These self- 
studies involve the completion 
and response to an extensive set 
of comprehensive criteria. 

CAPTE reviewers must 
then verify what the schools 
have written by meeting with 
the president of the university, 
faculty, and students to ask 
in-depth questions about the 
program in order to determine 
the self-study s accuracy. 
The commissioners review 
is then sent back to CAPTE 
headquarters in Alexandria, VA, 
where a decision will be made as 
to whether to allow or deny each 
the accreditation. 

Despite the varying levels of 
difficulty and the different types 
of responsibilities and operations 
required for the physical therapy 
and physical therapy assistants 
degrees, the group believes 
that there are similar criteria 

that can be used to simplify 
the process. That doesn't mean 
"simpler or easier in the sense 
of a less rigorous curriculum," 
cautions MacDonald, but rather 
through the reduction of the 
aforementioned bureaucracy. 

Once the ten members agree 
on where the criteria should be 
altered for similarity and where 
it should remain different, "the 
program proposals will go out 
to physical therapy and physical 
therapy assistant programs all 
around the United States for 
comment and review," says 

The process is to be 
collaborative. "Nothing will be 
done behind closed doors and 
sprung.... All programs will be 
able to see the coming changes 
and either say, 'Good idea,' or 
alter as they see fit. [It is] a 
gradual process, one that will be 
able to be discussed at length," 
assures MacDonald. 

Hisprior experiences androles 
in working with physical therapy 
education not only gave the 
selection committee a favorable 
impression of his ability to revise 
and improve the accreditation 
process, but have also allowed 
MacDonald to better learn how 
different programs operate in 
different places and improve his 
understanding of how physical 
therapy and physical therapy 
assistant programs respond to 
the accreditation process. 

Ultimately, MacD onald 

uses his experiences to help 
colleagues to determine which 
criteria are truly important. 
For MacDonald himself, his 
experiences represent "one of 
the things in fourteen years at 
Lebanon Valley College and as 
president that I am most proud 
of, and something that I never 
expected to be able to do." 



4 La Vie Collegienne October 23, 2013 


EAT. Initiative seeks to enhance 
dining experience on campus 

Grace Bailey 9 17 

Staff Writer 

Philosophy is often food for 
though^ but for a group of philosophy 
research students at LVC, their 
philosophy is putting thought into 

The E.A.T. program, which stands 
for Engage^ Analyze, and Transform, is 
a new collaboration between student 
researchers, Dr. Robert Valgenti, 
associate professor of Philosophy and 
William Allman, the General Manager 
ofMetz Culinary Management. 

Dr. Valgenti describes the E.A.T. 
initiative as being "unique in terms of 
its comprehensive goal: to integrate 
academics into the dining space." The 
idea behind E. AT. is to allow students 
to foster sustainability use ethical 
reasoning, and become sensitive to 
diversity, all while eating their food. 

E.A.T. is the product of Dr. 
Valgenti's studies on the relationship 
between food and philosophy. After 
talking with other scholars and 
attending food study events, he put 
together a group to investigate this 
relationship on campus and obtained 
funding for the initiative from the 
newly devised President s Innovation 
Fund, which fosters student-faculty 

The E.A.T. program includes four 
student researchers, each of whom has 
their own area of focus in the E.A.T. 

Ashley Smith '15 is involved in 
looking at sustainability and food 
waste. Currently, she is measuring 
the amount of food waste students 
produce during certain dinner times 
in the cafeteria and analyzing how 
the numbers change as the semester 

Meanwhile, Kaitlyn Schroding 
'15 is focusing on the nutrition and 
health aspect of food. Her role in the 
initiative is to investigate the food of 
the week, in which the cafeteria cooks 
meals featuring fresh foods such as 
eggplant or corn. 

Ashley Ferrari '14 is incorporating 
a cultural element into the cafeteria 
food. Her goal is to introduce new 
foods from different regions in order 
to educate students about other 

Lastly, Anthony Feudale '14 will 
be analyzing the attitudes of students 
towards cafeteria food through the 
semester and determining how his 
other three colleagues areas of work 
affect students. 

Metz serves about 14,761 meals a 
week to students, according to Allman. 
Since it serves that many meals, Metz 

plays an essential role in facilitating 
this groups research. According to 
Dr. Valgenti, Metz has been "generous 
with its time, resources, and money" 
to advance the project. 

After meeting with Allman, the 
group is now working with Metz 
to implement new menu ideas and 
incorporate diversity into the dining 
options. For example, last month 
Metz supported Multicultural Affairs 
with a Hispanic Heritage meal as a 
part of Hispanic Heritage Month. 
They also supported the Study 
Abroad program with Deserts of the 
World, and supported the Service and 
Volunteer program with a Peruvian 

Metz favored the E.A.T. initiative 
so much that they created their own 
T.A.S.T.E. program to support the 
research that the members of the 
E.A.T. initiative are conducting. 
While T.A.S.T.E. focuses on food 
sustainability and food waste, 
E.A.T. is a program that specifically 
studies Metz in their current "ethical, 
nutritional, and sustainable" practices, 
says Allman. Both groups hope to 
strongly and positively impact the 
student body. 

E.A.T. launched their first 
event on October 15. Besides the 
farmers market cart, courtesy of 

Bravo, students were introduced to 
T.A.S.T.E.S goals, were able to enter a 
raffle for a chance to win an iPad mini, 
and were able to compete in an Iron 
Chef competition. 

As for upcoming events, Ashley 
Ferrari is excited to introduce the 
"Tastes From Home" Recipe Food 
Contest. According to Ferrari, she 
wants "to empower students by giving 
them a direct say of what is served in 
the dining hall, to introduce 'tastes 
from home' that students miss while 
at school, and to expose students to 
the comfort foods of other cultures." 
Students are encouraged to bring 
their favorite recipe from home to the 
dining hall until the contest ends on 
Monday, October 28. The winning 

Grace Bailey ' 17 / LA VIE 
recipe from the contest, which will be 
voted on by students, will be served 
in the spring semester of 2014 in the 

But participating in this contest 
is not the only way for students to 
get involved in the initiatives efforts. 
Students can also become involved 
in the Environmental Ethics class, 
PHL 311, which is a research lab for 
students. On Redbook, students can 
sign up to help with the food waste 
weigh-in process. 

For more information on the 
E.A.T initiative and ways to get 
involved, visit eat/. 


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allenges do they face? 

Amanda Seale '14 
Ryan Leonard '14 

Contributing Writers 

"LVC is a fishbowl. All students 
know that. Its a small school and so 
everyone knows everything about 
everyone," observes Tito Valdes T4, 
an RA in Keister Hall. 

Resident Assistants (RAs) are 
resources for resident students. 
Their job is to provide a "residential 
environment conducive to the 
overall development of students." 

To become an RA, a student must 
fill out an application and obtain 
reference forms. Students then 
must attend one of the information 
sessions about becoming an RA 
that the Residential Life staff holds. 
From there, students go through a 
two-step interview process, which 
involves a group interview and an 

Students that apply to become an 
RA must be full-time undergraduate 
students with at least 12 credits per 
semester, and must maintain at least 
a 2.5 GPA. The Residential Life staff 
looks for students who are good 
role models, responsible, accessible, 
knowledgeable about college policies 
and resources, and reliable, and 
who have good written and oral 
communication skills. 

RAs should also promote 
the well-being of the school and 
community. "Nothing annoys me 
more than RAs who do nothing 
but put down the school. It isn't 
perfect, and constructive criticism 
is great; however, complaining and 
putting it down isn>t constructive and 
it isn't responsible," Valdes said in an 

But when do RAs have to put their 
personal life aside to enforce campus 
policies? What type of difficu 

RAs face? Time management is one 
of them. 

"There is always the time 
management issue and making sure 
to meet deadlines for meetings, 
programs, and extra activities, and of 
course everything else in your normal 
life (sports, friends, class, studying, 
sleeping and eating)," Heather Tran 
'14, an RA in Derickson B, said in 
an e-mail. 'And there are the usual 
policy issues. But being an RA is very 
rewarding and you won t usually face 
issues if you stay on top of everything." 

RAs often feel that they struggle 
with the balance of keeping their 
authority, yet still being friends with 
their residents. 'As for the respect 
versus friendship issue, generally the 
rule of thumb is to establish yourself 
as an authority figure early on in the 
semester," Sam Calabria '15, an RA 
in Silver Hall, said in an e-mail. "That 

going in, and that becomes part of the 
friendship, minimizing problems later 
on with this issue." 

RAs often establish friendships 
with their residents by going to 
their games, recitals, and other on 
campus events. Even though it can be 
extremely uncomfortable to have to 
enforce the schools policies on other 
students and friends, it is something 
that RAs are obligated to do under 

"I've found there is a balance to be 
found between enforcingpolicy under 
necessary conditions as compared to 
situations where it is not as essential," 
says Calabria. "The main priority to 
this area of the job is to keep residents 
safe, not to get any person breaking a 
policy violation in trouble." 

LVC allows for students that are 
21 and older to have alcohol in their 
premises. RAs feel that they have 

under the age of 2 1 . 

Karly Siffin '14, an RA ir 
Dellinger, says that it can be diffic 
as an RA to confront 21-year-ok 
residents, especially if you 

"I honestly find that resident; 
who are over 21 are not 
challenging as residents who 
under 21 and choose to consu 
alcohol, probably because they dor 
try to be sneaky and go off campu 
to drink," Siffin says. 

RAs are still students on campi; 
and face the same problems tha 
any other resident faces. RAs wa 
to have fun, relax, and becor 
successful. Being an RA come 
with the responsibility of persona 
conduct, as the campus is able 
look at RAs through a magnifyir 



La Vie Collegienne October 23, 2013 5 



OCT. 25-27,31 /NOV. 1-3,2013 



Wig and Buckle presents fall musical Chess 

Marie Gorman 9 17 

Staff Writer 

Each year, Lebanon Valley 
Colleges Wig and Buckle 
Theater Company strives to 
present a new set of stylistically 
and theatrically diverse 
productions that both challenge 
and highlight the talent of the 
colleges musically-endowed 
student body. 

Chess, the first of five 
productions to be presented in 
the 2013-2014 "Skeletons in 
the Closet" season, trumps in 
the realm of complexity: before 
the cast could begin work, 
student director Rosemary 
Bucher '14 had to select between 
several different versions of the 
contemporary eighties opera, 
each with its own music and plot. 

Presented with the 
monumental task of sifting 
through and selecting which 
variations to go with in this 
venture, Bucher "attempted to go 
back to the root of it all" in what 
she considered the "best way to 
convey what it is all about." 

Against the background of the 
Cold War conflict, the play offers 
the microcosmic representation 
of the American and Soviet 
struggle through the conflict 
between the current world chess 
champion, American Frederick 
"Freddie" Trumper, and his 
Russian challenger Anatoly 

While the powers that be seek 
to win the international chess 
tournament for propaganda 
purposes, the two protagonists 
compete for the heart of Florence 
Vassy in an intricate love 

triangle — one level of a greater 
war of passion that spans game 
to game, country to country, 
actor to craft, and ultimately, to 
the audience. This passion is the 
key to understanding Chess, both 
thematically and as a production. 

Easily misunderstood as 
a lengthy expose of "two old 
men" playing the namesake 
board game, the Tim Rice show 
"explores a number of elements, 
but is ultimately about a love for 
yourself, a love for what you do, 
and a love for others," explains 
Bucher. "[It is] a truly beautiful 
story with actors and musicians 
who have taken the time to learn, 
with great passion, a historically 
and creatively intricate piece." 

Portions of that complexity 
come from the '80s 
colloquialisms and popular 
culture fundamentals, coupled 
with more classical aspects, and 
Bucher had to make the actors 
aware of these elements of the 
show so that they could come 
to a balance with it. This task 
required, but was not limited 
to, pronunciation and costume 

The work that Bucher and 
other actors did to prepare for the 
show is enhanced by a number 
of sophisticated technical 
elements, such as explosions and 
black lighting, which hails back 
to the more grandiose influence 
of the '80s. 

According to faculty advisor 
and associate professor of 
English Dr. Kevin Pry, many 
of the plays of that time period 
center around the conceptual, 
"not a thematic line, which frees 
the production from a set story, 

while still [requiring the] telling 
of a conceptually intriguing 

Bucher expresses that the 
members of this years cast 
have been a "very receptive, 
enthusiastic group, with younger 
members and veterans working 
together to realize the talent 
of the entire group... helping 
to make for a very strong 

Together the cast, pit, and 
crew total over 60 students, 
a typically unprecedented 
number, with an entire dance 
ensemble separate from the play 

Chess represents "a true 
creative process for the students, 
[and] with no real precedent 
to look back on as far as other 
productions, [they] really got 
to make it [their] own," says 

Performances begin in the 
evening on Friday and Saturday, 
October 25 and 26, at 8 p.m.; 
Saturday, October 27, at 2 p.m.; 
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 
October 31, November 1, and 
November 2 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, 
November 3 at 2 p.m. 

All shows are in Leedy Theater 
of Mund College Center, and all 
tickets are free to LVC students, 
$15 for adults; $10 for non-LVC 
students, alumni, and faculty; $5 
for children 10 and under; and 
$5 for seniors 60 and over. 

For more information or 
to reserve tickets, visit www., call 717-867- 
6162, or e-mail wigandbuckle(o) 

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Megan English '16 / WIG AND BUCKLE 

NOBODY'S SIDE- Wig and Buckle rehearses for Chess, opening 
on October 25 and running through November 3. The rock opera 
combines music from the men of ABBA with lyrics from Tim Rice 
to convey a story about passion. 

Top: Katie Boag x 14 as The Arbiter. Middle: Boag as The Arbiter, 
Dylan Tobias '16 as Molokov, Cassondra Diaz '14 as Florence 
Vassy, and Andrew Ferrie x 14 as Anatoly Sergievsky. Bottom: Chris 
Dunlap x 15 as Frederick Trumper and Diaz as Florence Vassy. 

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The Minor Things in Life: 

Mallory Minor ' 1 5 

Staff Writer 

What does it mean to be in a 
relationship? To be single? What 
are these titles we give ourselves, 
and why do they have such a great 
meaning in our lives? 

In our generation, with tech- 
nology and other advancements, 
meeting someone is much easier. 
We were brought up in the age 
of easy consumption: things can 
come our way without much effort 
and we typically get the outcome 
we desire. 

In our generation, we have dif- 
ferent levels of acquiring a relation- 
ship status. Unlike our parents, we 
have a "pre- dating" level of our re- 
lationships that many adolescents 
like to call "talking." This is de- 
fined, typically, by everyday talking 
(which really means texting), hang- 
ing out, and making out: basically a 
relationship without the title. 

Why do we need that title to 
be satisfied? If you re "talking" to 
someone, why is it necessary to add 
the pressures that come with the 
title of dating? What will change if 
you are single today and in a rela- 
tionship tomorrow? Why do we do 
it? Is it for the sole reason that you 

On Titling a Romantic Relationship 

the past, which is sad because these 
are crucial to a healthy relationship. 
Dates are half the fun of dating. 

get to be exclusive with someone, 
or is it just to have the title on your 
Facebook page and gain the social 
status that comes with it? 

And when it comes to "dating," 
how many couples actually "date"? 
How many 
people actu- 
ally go out 
to dinner 
or a movie, 
or go on a 
date? In col- 
lege, dating 
is more of a 
daily luxury. 
You have 
one person 
that is yours 
that you can 
text all day 
and watch 
TV with all 

In col- 
lege, not 

They're a time to laugh and get to 
know the person who could poten- 
tially be someone you marry. You 
never know. 

to marry 
sounds so 
strange at 
our young 
age. Why 
would cou- 
ples think 
about spend- 
ing most, if 
not all, of the 
remaining 60 
to 80 years 
of life with 
one per- 
son, when 
they're still 



young < 

Mallory Minor '15/ LA VIE 
many couples actually go off cam- be a scary thought when you're 20, 

pus and go on a one-to-one date. 
Since they see each other every 
day, the thought of going out on 
an actual date often slips the mind. 
Many couples even start dating be- 
fore they ever actually go on a date. 
Dates are becoming a thing of 

but in fact, it could also be so true. 

Very bittersweet. In my last two 
college relationships, dating to 
marry wasn't something I thought 
about often. I'm too much of a free 
spirit; I have to spread my wings 
and fly. 

But back to believing in fate, this 
will never change. Everything in 
this world, in our lives, in each day, 
each breath, each step, happens 
for a reason. You meet someone 
that fills your heart like no one has 
before, and that will change every- 
thing in your life. Your attitude and 
outlook both reflect on your happi- 
ness. The happier you are, the more 
positive you will be. And to think 
that one person can make or break 
your day is such a powerful thing. 
As humans, we rely so much on the 
praise of other people that we look 
past our own satisfaction. 

Life is about making your- 
self happy. Pleasing other people 
should come second and only after 
pleasing yourself. If adding a title 
to your relationship is what makes 
you happy, do it. If keeping your 
relationship a secret thrills you, do 
it. Do whatever makes you happy, 
because in the end, you're going to 
be the only person that will always 
be there for you. 

Is there a topic you would like me 
to write about? Please email topics to 
me at mamOl 1 ( Names will 
be kept anonymous. 


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The Dos and Don ts of Fall Fashion at LVC 

If you're looking for a way to 
spice up your wardrobe this fall 
season, check out these student- 
recommended fashion do's and 

1 : Do embrace colored pants. 

Megan Hummel '16 says it is 
fun to play with the pop of color 
that the pastel shades of denim 
can provide, but that it's important 
to be conscious of pairing a shirt 
and accessories with the pants. 
Too much color can be overbear- 
ing and the wrong color shirt can 
make the wearer look like he or 
she got dressed in the dark. When 
in doubt, she says to "stick with a 
plain white top." 

2: Don't be afraid to layer your 

Amanda Rozanski '16 says it 
is always acceptable to layer in 
the fall. She recommends a loose- 
fitting and flowy top paired with a 
tighter undershirt. Paired with a 

skirt or pants, it can be a business 
casual look. Paired with leggings, it 
can be an easy night- on-the-town 

3: Do wear clothes that fit and 

Emily Franke '16 says not to 
worry about the writing on the 
tag; nothing beats the feeling of 
wearing clothes that fit your body 
type, regardless of the size on the 
tag. She also says not to get dis- 
couraged if a certain cut or style 

Compiled by Morgan Hartmoyer '15 and Brittany Baird '15 
5: Do invest in scarves. 

According to Lindsey McKis- 
sick '14, scarves can be the most 
versatile part of your wardrobe. 
Lighter material scarves can double 
as belts or hair accessories. Scarves 
made of heavier fabrics like wool 
will keep you warm while comple- 
menting your outfit. 

6: Don't force the deep male v- 

"A deep v-neck looks fine on 
women," says A.J. La Flame '14. but 
he thinks it looks out of place on 
men. "It's a no in my book," he says, 
"I know it's a cool trend for men 
these days, but people don't want 
to stare at this little part of your 
chest all day." 

Find more fall fashion tips in the 
full article on La Vie Online. 

Morgan Hartmoyer T5 / LA VIE 
"doesn't look good on you." She 
says to find the clothes that flatter 
your body because "when you look 
good, you feel good." 

4: Don't forget your accessories. 

Whether it is for your hair or for 
your body, Adrianna Knauer '15 
says you can't go wrong with the 
right accessory. The perfect head- 
band or pair of earrings can take 
your outfit "from a 5 to a 10," she 

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La Vie Collegienne October 23, 2013 7 



Wednesday, 10/23 

Women's Soccer 
vs Hood College 

4 p.m. 

Field Hockey 
at Arcadia University 
7 p.m. 

Friday, 10/25 

Cross Country 
at Haverford Invitational 

5 p.m. 

Saturday, 10/26 

Women's Volleyball 
vs Penn State Berks 
11 a.m. 

vs Arcadia University 
1 p.m. 

For more results, visit 



Chloe Baro 
Field Hockey 

Last week, Bam was named the CC 
Defensive Player of the Week for 
her performance against Messiah, 
where she made a career high 18 
saves in the 2-1 loss. She was also 
in goal for a win over Widener. 

Kacey Musselman 

For Musselman, this was her second 
time receiving a CC weekly award, 
after leading the volleyball squad to 
a 3-1 record at the Hartwick/Holiday 
Inn Invitational last weekend. She 
averaged 29.5 assits and 10.8 digs. 

Close games for women's soccer: 
Beat Stevenson in OT, drop to Albright 

LVC sits at 8-5-2 overall record, fourth in CC standings 

Cody Manmiller ' 1 6 

Staff Writer 

It was a nerve-wracking week 
for the Lebanon Valley College 
women as they played in two games 
that came down to the final couple 
of minutes. Both games were away 
from home against Stevenson 
University and Albright College. 

LVC was not able to come 
away with both of the victories; 
but was able to win in overtime at 

In the early-week game, 
Lebanon Valley made the trip to 
Owings Mill, Maryland to take 
on Stevenson in an important 
matchup between teams near each 
other in the standings. 

Katie DeardorfF put Lebanon 
Valley on the board first with less 
than four minutes left in the first 
half. The goal was DeardorfF s 

It looked as if that would be 
the only goal of the game until 
Stevenson knotted it up in the 83rd 

That goal could have been a back 
breaker for LVC, but they were able 
to rebound and end the game in 

CLOSE CALLS Sarah Dowhower, above, scored the winning 0T goal over Stevenson. 

game seemed destined to enter 


Less than seven minutes into the 
extra period, Sarah Dowhower put 
away her fourth goal of the season 
and gave the Valley their third win 
in a row. 

Looking to string yet another 
win together, LVC traveled to 
Albright College on Saturday This 

overtime like the last, but Albright 
gave the Dutchmen a dagger in the 
86th minute. Jena Muller scored for 
the Lions and Lebanon Valley did 
not have enough time to equalize. 

The LVC Women are 8-5-2 
overall and 3-2 in conference play. 
They currently sit in fourth in the 

conference standings. 

The Valley is home to Hood 
College on Wednesday and on 
Saturday against Elizabethtown 
College for Pink on the Pitch. 



Men s Lax to participate in charity walk 

Team traveling to Philly on Sunday to walk for Diabetes 

Ryan Leonard '14 

Contributing Writer 

On Sunday, October 27, the 
Mens Lacrosse team will be 
participating in the Walk for 
Juvenile Diabetes in Philadelphia. 
The Men's Lacrosse team got 
involved with this cause through 
Kevin Krasley a senior goalie, 
whose family member was 
diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. 

"At the age of 21, my older 
sister, Tara, was diagnosed with 
Type 1 diabetes. It hit my family 
really hard when we found out. 
We were not sure what was wrong 
with my sister, but found out 
that she will have to live with this 
terrible disease every day My 

family walks every year and the 
past two, the team has joined my 
family," he said. 

Krasley said the team will leave 
for Philadelphia in the morning 
then hang out with street vendors 
near the art museum. After the 
three-mile walk members get 
something to eat and then head 
back to campus. 

"We get back to school at a 
reasonable time if you still have 
work to do/' he said. 

Krasley said although the walk 
is voluntary, everyone on the team 
has participated in the past. With 
respect to the donation, Krasley 
asked for everyone on the team 
to make a $10 donation, which 
will cover the Team Tara t-shirt 
and the balance will be donated 

to the Juvenile Diabetes Research 

Men's Lacrosse player Michael 
Moll said, "I really enjoy the walk 
for a number of reasons. First, it is 
for a great cause. Second, Kevin is 
one of my best friends, and I know 
doing the walk means a lot to him. 
And finally, this is a team building 
experience. Everyone on the team 
gets closer during the walk." 

This will mark the third year in 
which the Men's Lacrosse team has 
walked for Juvenile Diabetes. 




Dowhower the answer f \ Philly Diabetes Walk 

for women's soccer p. 7 V^^v"^/ welcoming LVC p. 7 

Slump Over For Men s Soccer 

KICK IN RIGHT DIRECTION Cam Alexander scored one of the team's four goals in their win over Albright. 

Cody Manmiller ' 1 6 

Staff Writer 

The Dutchmen went through 
a slump that they have not seen 
for the last couple of years. 

LVC dropped three games 
in a row, all in conference play 
and they were desperate to get 
out of that stretch and back 
into form. The mens team was 
on the road at Stevenson and 
Albright this week and came 
home undefeated, a step in the 
right direction after the past two 
weeks that they have had. 

Lebanon Valley needed a 
second half goal in order to force 
overtime against Stevenson 
University on Wednesday. 

They went down in the 34th 
minute when a Stevenson player 
hit the top corner with a shot 
from a seemingly impossible 
angle. Senior Matt Henly scored 
his first goal in the 72nd minute 
when he capitalized on a mistake 
from the goalie. 

Neither team could score a 
game winner in overtime, and 
LVC came away with a tie. 

After the tie, LVC came out 
with some urgency against 

Senior Garth Stefan hit a 
shot into the lower corner from 
about 25 yards out to open 
up the scoring. Less than five 
minutes later, Cam Alexander 
scored on a free kick to make 
it 2-0 just 13 minutes into the 
game. Freshman Gabe Stasyszyn 
made it 3-0 still before halftime. 
Stasyszyn's goal was his first 
of his career, a left footed shot 
from distance. 

Albright, however, did not 
lay down in the second half and 
scored twice off of corner kicks 
in the first 11 minutes. Cody 
Manmiller scored his first goal 
with a little over 20 minutes 
to play to put the game out of 
reach and LVC won their first 
game of their last five. 

Lebanon Valley will play 
at home on Tuesday against 
Hood College and will host 
Elizabethtown College on 
Saturday. LVC is 7-5-3 overall 
and 1-3-1 in conference. 



Football Coach Jim Monos Watches and Learns from NFL 

Paul Schriner '15 

Contributing Writer 

Jim Monos watches the NFL 
with a better understanding of 
how the game is played. But he 
always remains just a true fan at 

Monos is LVC s head football 
coach. He s held that post for 21 
years. He is the all-time leader 
in wins at Lebanon Valley and 
currently the team has had five 
straight winning seasons, which 
is the longest streak for the 
Dutchmen since it happened in 

Monos loves to watch the 
NFL because it offers something 

to learn. "I think in our 
profession studying the game is 
important, you can learn from 
it/' he says. 

When watching the NFL, 
Monos roots for the Buffalo 
Bills which is where his son 
is currently working as the 
Director of Player Personnel. 
Before that, his son was a scout 
for the New Orleans Saints. 
Monos would travel to New 
Orleans to meet up with his 
son in the summer for the mini- 
camps to get a better grasp of 
the game. 

New Orleans Saints Coach 
Sean Payton opened up his 
doors to Monos, who also 

attended meetings with players 
and coaches. He also watched 
tape and went to the practices. 

"I learned there was a lot of 
things that they can do that we 
can t do because we don't have 
the time, but there are things we 
can use to get better at what we 
do/' Monos observed from his 
time at New Orleans. 

When looking at the NFL 
Monos thinks that coaches 
could use more no-huddle plays 
to catch the defense off guard. In 
football it's all about match-ups 
and when you run a no-huddle 
offense it's hard to get the right 
personnel on the field to cover 
the different types of plays ran 

during the course of a game. 

A difference Monos sees 
between the college game 
and the NFL is that the NFL 
is promoted to be all about 

"The NFL promotes 
offensive success because of 
the rules with penalties like no 
contact with Wide Receivers 
after five yards," he says, adding 
that the NFL favors offensive 
players over defensive players. 

If Monos could run one play 
in the NFL, he said with no 
doubt that he would run Sprint 
Draw. In his scheme he runs 
in the college level this play is 
deception at its finest with the 

lineman blocking it the same 
way as if it was a pass to deceive 
the defense and have them at 
their heels to catch them off- 
guard to just run the ball down 
their throats. 

Monos uses his free time to 
sit down and watch the NFL 
on Sunday to get info on how 
to better prepare to run his 
own football team. But more 
importantly, it's all about just 
being around the game that he 
loves so much. 

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